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Facebook Increasingly Reliant on A.I. To Predict Suicide Risk

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 05:00

Ten times a day, on average, Facebook's AI-driven self-harm detection system alerts authorities to someone who may be about to harm him or herself.

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Separated By Fire, Man Launches Wrenching Search For His Wife

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 05:00

For every person still unaccounted for, there are family members and friends desperately trying to find them.

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DeVos Announces New Rules On Campus Sexual Assault; New Bill Tries To Simplify Financial Aid

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 05:00

Also in our weekly roundup: Peer pressure can be used to reduce sexual violence in schools; more students are using Pell Grants over the summer.

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Woman Qualifies For Special Forces Training, Could Be The First Female Green Beret

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:35

The Army opened special operations jobs to women in 2016 but only one has passed the first stage, a 24-day program designed to push soldiers to the brink of mental and physical exhaustion.

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VIDEO: We Hope Your Day Is As Great As This Snow-Loving Panda's

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:55

The giant panda named Bei Bei at Smithsonian's National Zoo somersaults down a snow-covered hill. He climbs trees and dangles from branches. He luxuriates on a snow-dusted bed of bamboo.

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Federal Investigators Pinpoint What Caused String Of Gas Explosions In Mass.

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:49

The National Transportation Safety Board says a natural gas company engineer made a major mistake in developing construction plans, resulting in a disastrous chain reaction.

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Texas Students Will Soon Learn Slavery Played A Central Role In The Civil War

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:38

The state's previous social studies standards listed three causes for the Civil War: sectionalism, states' rights and slavery, in that order.

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Jennie-O Recalls Ground Turkey Following One Case Of Illness From Salmonella

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:32

Over 45 tons of meat could potentially harbor the food-borne illness, the USDA said. More recalls from other companies could follow, as the government tracks a widespread outbreak of the same strain.

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Democrat Stacey Abrams Ends Bid For Georgia Governor, Decrying 'Suppression'

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:15

Republican Brian Kemp will be the next governor of Georgia, with Democrat Stacey Abrams conceding Friday afternoon following a bitter 10-day battle since Election Day.

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Sleeping Sickness Can Drive You Mad. But Treatment Is Now Easier Than Ever

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:54

The disease is hard to diagnose. And stage 2 patients have faced a week of infusions that can cause additional suffering. Now there's a new option.

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Supreme Court To Weigh In On Census Citizenship Question Evidence Dispute

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:36

The justices will hear arguments over whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can be questioned under oath for the lawsuits over the controversial citizenship question he added to the 2020 census.

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#ThisIsNotConsent: Protests In Ireland After Thong Underwear Cited In Rape Trial

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:50

"You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front," said a defense attorney whose client was later found not guilty of rape.

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'Mr. Kellyanne Conway' Dishes On President Trump

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:38

"I don't feel comfortable being a Republican any more," conservative attorney George Conway, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said in a new podcast interview.

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Hand Recounts Progress In Florida Senate Race

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:44

The state is tasked with hand-counting more than 50,000 ballots. Some counties finished quickly Friday morning, with official results due on Sunday. Lawsuits are still working through the courts.

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Trump Says He's Completed Written Answers For Mueller, But Not Turned Them In

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:32

The president told reporters the questions were "very routinely answered by me" and that he was able to answer them "very easily." Trump reiterated that the Russia investigation is a "hoax."

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Maria Butina, Accused Of Being A Russian Agent, May Be In Talks For Plea Deal

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:07

The Russian woman accused of trying to build bridges with Republican leaders in the United States might not go on trial if her lawyers can conclude a deal with prosecutors. Negotiations are underway.

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'What Took A Lifetime To Accumulate ... Was Incinerated In Minutes'

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:38

For those who have survived the deadly fires in Northern and Southern California, the escape was just the beginning. Now, they face the daunting task of rebuilding the lives they made.

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William Goldman, Writer Behind 'Butch Cassidy,' 'Princess Bride,' Dies At 87

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:39

Goldman had a successful literary career before he turned to Hollywood, where he made an indelible mark — as the writer of beloved movies as well as a best-selling guide to screenwriting.

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Judge Rules In Favor Of CNN, Temporarily Restores Correspondent's Credential

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:53

In the first legal battle between Trump and the news media, a federal judge sided with CNN and ordered the White House to immediately restore Jim Acosta's press pass.

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Why Ford Is Getting Into The Scooter Business

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:03

Money is going a lot of different ways in the car industry. Experts say companies are investing in new technology simply because they don't want to be left behind.

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